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Opel begins production and deliveries of hydrogen Vivaro van

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Opel has begun production of the hydrogen fuel cell variant of the Vivaro van, and has delievered the first one to the German manufacturer of premium domestic appliances, Miele. The hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will perform daily field service in the Rhine-Main region.

Ford plans to triple production of Mustang Mach-E by 2023

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Amid a push to become the largest producer of EVs by later in the decade, Ford plans to triple production of the Mustang Mach-E electric SUV by 2023.

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Audi opening a unique charging hub concept with 320 kW chargers and exclusive upstairs lounge

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Next week, Audi will open what it is calling “world’s first” charging hub concept in Nuremberg, Germany, complete with reservation options and a lounge area.

SpaceX to replicate Starbase, build multiple Starship launch pads in Florida

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Less than two weeks after CEO Elon Musk revealed that SpaceX has restarted construction of a Starship launch site at Kennedy Space Center’s existing LC-39A pad, NASA has revealed the company’s plans for an entirely different Starship launch site just a few miles to the north.

HEI study links fossil fuel combustion with more than 1 million deaths globally

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Fossil fuel combustion, a major source of air pollution, contributed to more than one million deaths globally in 2017, more than 27% of all deaths from outdoor fine particulate matter (PM 2.5 ), according to a new report published by the Health Effects Institute (HEI).

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Cold weather affects EV range differently for each model: Here are some examples

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All electric cars experience some range loss in cold weather, but many factors can affect how much, according to a new report from battery analysis firm Recurrent. Range loss is an inevitable result of cold temperatures for two reasons, Recurrent noted.

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GM announces first deliveries of GMC Hummer EV pickup truck

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GM announced today that it produced the first GMC Hummer EV pickup trucks for customers’ deliveries, which can now begin. It’s the second electric pickup truck to hit the market. more… The post GM announces first deliveries of GMC Hummer EV pickup truck appeared first on Electrek.

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Rolls-Royce makes Duisburg container terminal climate-neutral with mtu hydrogen technology

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A microgrid based on renewable energies with hydrogen-powered fuel cells for emergency and peak power as well as hydrogen combustion engines can meet the special energy requirements of port facilities.

Toyota plans 30 new EVs globally by 2030, teases concepts

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Toyota on Tuesday announced plans to launch 30 electric vehicles across its main Toyota brand and Lexus luxury brand by 2030, unveiling a dozen concepts previewing some of those models.

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FedEx takes delivery of first electric delivery vans from GM’s BrightDrop

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FedEx confirmed today that it has taken delivery of the first electric delivery vans from GM’s BrightDrop division. The first 5 EVs of the 500 that the logistic giant ordered.

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Tesla Model 3 being considered for NYPD fleet

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The New York Police Department (NYPD) is currently looking to acquire as many as 250 Model 3 sedans from Tesla. The proposed purchase, which is expected to cost about $12.4 million, would allow Tesla to extend its reach into the United States’ largest police force.

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Czech transit operator signs agreement for up to 20 Solaris hydrogen buses

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The transport carrier in the Czech city of Ústí nad Labem and Solaris Bus & Coach have signed a framework agreement for the purchase of zero-emission Urbino 12 hydrogen buses. It covers a period of 8 years; during this time the carrier may order up to 20 hydrogen buses.

VW confirms ID.California electric camper van

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Volkswagen last week confirmed a camper version of its upcoming ID.Buzz electric van. Dubbed ID.California, the electric camper van was mentioned in a VW business update as a new "model derivative" to be manufactured at its Hanover, Germany, commercial-vehicle factory.

Tesla expands its real-time data car insurance product to Illinois

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Tesla has now expanded the availability of its real-time data car insurance product to car owners in Illinois. It’s now the third state to get Tesla Insurance and the second one with the more recent product based on real-time data from the drivers.

Tesla rolls out Active Road Noise Reduction for new Model S and Model X

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Tesla has started rolling out its Active Road Noise Reduction feature for the new Model S and Model X. The function allows the cabin to be quieter when the vehicle is driving over rough surfaces. The feature was introduced as part of software update 2021.44.5.

KIA announces 310-mile EPA-certified range for new EV6 with 77.4 kWh pack and RWD

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has certified a maximum all-electric range (AER) of 310 miles for the 2022 Kia EV6 when equipped with a 77.4 kWh battery and rear-wheel drive.

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Biden administration defines steps toward 500,000-charger national network for EVs

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The White House on Monday released its EV Charging Action Plan, outlining steps toward a previously announced goal of a national network of 500,000 charging stations.

Elon Musk: Tesla plans to invest over $10 billion in Gigafactory Texas, employ 20,000 workers

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Elon Musk says that Tesla plans to invest over $10 billion in Gigafactory Texas and will eventually employ 20,000 workers. more… The post Elon Musk: Tesla plans to invest over $10 billion in Gigafactory Texas, employ 20,000 workers appeared first on Electrek.

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SpaceX VP says Starship is already winning commercial launch contracts

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A SpaceX executive says that the company’s next-generation, full-reusable Starship rocket has already secured multiple commercial launch contracts.

Volkswagen outlines coming changes to charging for its EVs

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Charging and energy are becoming a core business for Volkswagen; the company is building a universal and seamless eco-system for charging its electric models.

Rivian confirms second plant for Georgia, production start in 2024

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Rivian on Thursday confirmed plans for a second factory in Georgia. Constructions is scheduled to begin in summer 2022, with the goal of starting production in 2024, Rivian said in a press release.

The world’s largest wind farm will power up before end of 2021

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The UK’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm , soon to be the world’s largest when it’s completed in 2022, will produce its first power before December 31 of this year. more… The post The world’s largest wind farm will power up before end of 2021 appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk scares Mercedes-Benz and BMW: former GM and Ford exec Bob Lutz

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Veteran automotive executive Bob Lutz recently revealed in a statement to the Financial Times that German luxury automakers Mercedes-Benz and BMW are afraid of Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Harley-Davidson to spin-out LiveWire electric motorcycle division as public company via SPAC; $545M in proceeds

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Harley-Davidson and AEA-Bridges Impact Corp.

Hyundai Ioniq 5 starts at $44,875 for 303-mile version, $40,925 for base model

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Hyundai has released starting prices for its Ioniq 5 electric SUV, due for first deliveries later this month.

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Kia EV6 receives EPA rating: Up to 310 miles of range on a single charge

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Kia announced that the EV6, its first next-gen electric vehicle, has received its EPA rating ahead of its US launch, and it has a range of up to 310 miles on a single charge, according to the driving cycle.

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Tesla FSD Beta vs the Tail of the Dragon: 318 curves in 11 miles with zero human intervention

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Tesla’s Full Self-Driving Beta went against one of the most dangerous roads in America: the Tail of the Dragon. American-Irish YouTuber CGP Gray took a Tesla Model 3 to “meet the dragon” at Deals Gap.

Bosch leading major research project on software-defined manufacturing

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Led by Bosch, the University of Stuttgart, and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a total of thirty companies will define the foundations for software-defined manufacturing (SDM) over the next three years in the SDM4FZI research project (Software-Defined Manufacturing for the Vehicle and Supplier Industry).

Volkswagen ID.4: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2022 finalist

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Electric vehicles, and their potential to greatly cut our carbon footprint over their useful life, can make the most difference if they’re adopted in mass-market numbers. And among all of this year’s Best Car To Buy finalists, it’s the Volkswagen ID.4

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Lightyear announces ~$34,000 solar electric car

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Lightyear, a startup known for developing an expensive solar car, announced its second vehicle, and it’s going to be a much less expensive ~$34,000 solar electric car. more… The post Lightyear announces ~$34,000 solar electric car appeared first on Electrek.

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Tesla’s newest Arcade game: Sonic the Hedgehog

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Tesla will partner with SEGA, a Japanese gaming and entertainment company, to bring the newest addition to the Tesla Arcade: Sonic the Hedgehog.

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Honda piloting new road condition monitoring system to enhance safety

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Honda Research Institute USA is conducting a pilot program in Ohio to evaluate a system that uses GPS coordinates and sensors such as cameras to collect real-time road condition information that can be shared with road operators.

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Nissan concepts, Kia EV6 and Ioniq 5 range, Best Car To Buy finalists: The Week in Reverse

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Which automaker is developing a full-size truck for “incredibly high volume.” ” Which highly anticipated electric truck might get its own “crab” mode?

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John Deere buys Kreisel Electric, plans to electrify its lineup

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John Deere has been working to electrify its vehicle lineup for years, but the effort is expected to accelerate now with the acquisition of Kreisel Electric. more… The post John Deere buys Kreisel Electric, plans to electrify its lineup appeared first on Electrek.

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Elon Musk slams California’s $8 per kW monthly utility charge plan for solar owners

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has slammed California’s plan for homeowners who use solar panels in their homes.

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ABS grants Alfa Laval the marine industry’s first approval in principle (AIP) for firing boilers with methanol

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Maritime classification society the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted Alfa Laval the first marine approval for operating boilers on methanol.

Lucid Air: Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2022 finalist

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California’s Lucid has produced an electric car with an EPA-rated 520 miles—enough to beat the Tesla Model S in range and efficiency. That, in a car offering up to 1,111 hp, which exceeds the Plaid's 1,020 hp.

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